Biography

Linda Voogt-Wood earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Kennesaw State University, having also studied Textile Design at De Witte Leli Instituut in the Netherlands.  She also holds a Textile Business Certificate from the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, from Middle Tennessee State University.

 

Born into a military family, Linda became a world traveler as an infant, and continued traveling, living 22 years in five countries outside the USA.  Since the age of eight years old, she knew that she was an artist. Her extensive international travels have given her the unique opportunity to hold a myriad of jobs including mother of three, housewife, elementary school teacher, administrator, purchasing agent, interior decorator, upholsterer, seamstress, Sunday school director, elementary school teacher, artist and private art teacher.  She now devotes all of her time to producing and showing her art, along with teaching art classes.

 

Linda’s checkered career has been distracting, enriching and inspiring to her.  When in 1992 she was diagnosed with a fatal bone marrow disease, she left the corporate world behind. A year later, she was the recipient of a miracle healing in a dream, and she knew that she was being given a second chance to allow the artist within her to finally get to work. She considers it necessary for her quality of life.  As a member of the Baha’i Faith, from which she gleans her inspiration, she strives to produce art that will aid in healing mankind of prejudices of any kind, thereby creating a new unity among the peoples of the earth.

 

Her unique works vary from oil to watercolor, and wood carving to ceramic sculpture.  She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her original work, which is in both private and public collections throughout the United States, the Netherlands, Aruba and Venezuela.




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